The “Rule of Ought”

Contributed by Wes Keller -
Can anyone argue that “government” is not needed? Wherever we find groups of social organisms we will find mutual behavior management systems (government); whether in the form of our highway safety rules, or a poultry “pecking order” in a chicken coop.

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The Virtue of Humility

Contributed by Vic Kohring -
When I served in the Alaska Legislature many years ago, humility was as scarce as palm trees growing in Alaska. With a swarm of egomaniacs scurrying about the capitol trying to take credit for everything short of the sun rising in the morning, it was an unpleasant environment I could do without.

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Johnny & Me

Contributed by Sharon Aubrey -
Relevant Publishers LLC proudly announces their latest release: Johnny & Me: The Story of Two Alaskan Children Growing Up Wild, Hilda Luster-Lindner’s amusing sequel to Small Moccasin Tracks.

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United Way of Mat-Su - Earthquake Recovery Efforts

Contributed by Michele Harmeling -
United Way of Mat-Su has long been known for its quick and compassionate response to natural disasters locally, including in the aftermath of the Sockeye Fire of 2014. So, although your United Way of Mat-Su staff and board were certainly rattled by the recent earthquake, we took immediate action in assisting Mat-Su Valley residents with disaster recovery.

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Christmas Magic

Contributed by Charice Chambers -
Christmas is a magical time, filled with scents, sounds and sensations unique to the season. It’s a Christmas carol, nutmeg in eggnog, sparkling stars on clean cold nights, and the crèche in the church nave.

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